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The National Surveys of NHS Patients programme comprises a series of surveys designed to contribute to monitoring the performance of the NHS as seen from the patient's perspective. The survey of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) patients was the second in the National Surveys of NHS Patients series, and was designed to assess the quality of NHS patient care as seen by hospital in-patients and day patients diagnosed with CHD. The aim was to provide data which could be used to inform performance management by highlighting areas in need of improvement.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Access to care, physical comfort, the hospital environment, information and communication, patient involvement, co-ordination and continuity of care, discharge and transition
England, age, ambulance services, attitudes, care of dependants, care of the sick, choice, clinical tests and measurements, doctor-patient, relationship, economic activity, emotional states, employment history, ethnic groups, families, food, friends, gender, health, health professionals, health services, heart diseases, hospital bed provision, hospital discharges, hospital outpatient services, hospital waiting lists, hospitalization, households, ill health, information, information needs, interpersonal communication, interpersonal relations, languages, lavatories, medical care, medical records, medicinal drugs, noise pollution, nurses, organizations, pain, pain control, patients, personal hygiene, physicians, right to privacy, room sharing, supervisory status, surgery
Identifier Variables
HA, NHS regional offices
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Coronary heart disease
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
National Centre for Social Research and Picker Institute Europe
Data Type
Condition specific
Coverage (date of field work)
Unit of Analysis

84303 in-patients and day patients who had undergone an operational procedure at the hospital indicating CHD, or who had been diagnosed on discharge as having ischaemic heart disease or hypertension (using ICD code).

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Jenkinson C, et al. The coronary heart disease in-patient experience questionnaire (I-PEQ (CHD)): Results fromthe survey of National Health Service patients. Quality of Life Research 2002; 11: 721–727